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Sip Chardonnay on the Patio at Cellar 55 - BYOB or just taste

Note the venue change Cellar 55 in Vancouver

This is also posted on the Portland Weekly Wine group page, so please RSVP only once.

The white grape of Champagne and Burgundy, Chardonnay, has a spotty reputation here in the states, too many over ripe and over oaked butter bombs, Thanks California!

But wait there one second .......... in France, Oregon, Wa State and other parts of the world, Chardonnay can be truly sublime. That's what this meetup is about, finding Chardonnays that transcend the stereotype. We will taste Chardonnay from France, Wa State, Oregon and anywhere else they make it right.

Don't let California Conglomerates ruin your opinion of one of the world's greatest grape varietals. Come taste Chardonnay the way it is meant to be.

BYOB or Just show up to taste.

$5 if you bring a bottle $15 to just taste. We will put the fees in a pot and the winner (whoever brings the best rated bottle will take home the pot (Minus food expense). Blind Tasting.

Meat and Cheese plates provided.

Great Value event, the last 4 times, everyone got their fill, and the winner took home money for bringing the best wine.

Once again, whoever brings the best wine (Blind rated), will take home the pot. If we get 10 people to show, the after expense pot should be at least $50, Last week the winner took home $95.

We will taste blind.

Think you know Chard? Bring a bottle and let's find out. If you bring the best bottle, you will go home with the winnings. Last time the winner took home $95, week before the pot was $80.

Starts at 7PM, but feel free to show up early, I always have a bottle or 2 open.

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  • Rusty

    We had a tie last night. Michelle /Trish entered a 2012 Purple Star Ancient Lakes Chard $12 at the Cellar 55 Tasting room. 15 votes


    Anna brought a 2011 Mer Soleil ( Caymus) Unoaked Chard. Around $25 at retailers - 15 Votes

    15 bottles tasted blind and those were the winners.


    1 · July 23, 2014

  • Merry Lou F.

    Nice selections of chards and a great spread by michelle and trish. Love the patio.

    1 · July 23, 2014

    • Trish

      Thanks Merry Lou, so glad you could join us!

      July 23, 2014

  • Lou M

    Good company, good wines. What more could you want?

    1 · July 23, 2014

  • Vivian

    Beautiful evening on the Patio/garden at Cellar 55. Tasted 15 Chardonnay wines and found a couple I would drink again. Thanks to Trish, Michelle and Rusty for another enjoyable evening!

    1 · July 23, 2014

  • Rusty

    Had a great night drinking Chard on the Patio

    July 23, 2014

  • Susan

    How late does this event usually go? I haven't attended before. :-)

    July 21, 2014

    • Trish

      It goes until around 8:30-9

      July 22, 2014

  • Trish

    So we can have an accurate head count for the food, Please doublecheck that you've not double booked yourself as a multiple +1 or are already reserved on the other group especially since there is a waiting list.

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • Noeleen A.

    sorry I won't be able to make it today due to a change in my schedule. Enjoy!

    July 22, 2014

  • Merry Lou F.

    Hey Rusty. I was born and raised in Southern CA and I had an uncle who grew grapes. Back in those days, Oak barrels was the way to go. Now, we have progressed. There are still some good Chards from CA...just saying.

    July 19, 2014

  • james

    Sorry to miss this one... I'll be drinking wine in Virginia ....salute !

    July 4, 2014

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